Coorong Tour Options

Tours in the Coorong

Coorong Wildlife Tours

Seabirds & Seals

Our signature tour on the Coorong with emphasis on adventure

Every Saturday 9am

Get close up and personal with the beauty of the Coorong on our picturesque ½ day trip from Long Pt jetty to the Tauwitchere Barrage.  This is where the freshwater lakes are separated from the salt water of the Coorong.  Enjoy a scenic boat ride and observe the birds wheeling overhead, meet the pelicans and observe migratory waders in their natural habitat.

See the seals lazing on the barrage structures before enjoying a gourmet morning tea at the foot of some amazing sandhills. Skipper Glen will provide an informative commentary and answer all of your questions.

Coorong National Park Tour

Secrets of the Coorong

For families and aspiring ecologists

A new unique, innovative and educational Coorong experience. Do you want to know about the Secrets of the Coorong? Come for a boat ride with your personal guide Glen Hill.

You have an opportunity to look beneath the surface of the Coorong to see what secrets are hiding there. Examine the mud and algae to look for the types of plants and animals that inhabit this unique ecosystem. Examine them under a microscope, take a photo and learn the science behind the ecology.  This is hands on citizen science at its best.   Our local Estuarine Ecologist, Faith Coleman, has helped design the scientific content. Information has been sought from experts at the South Australian Herbarium. Resources have been prepared of dried samples of algae species and descriptions of what you observed on the water. Learn about the formation of the Coorong and learn about mud waves, black ooze, discover keystone species and more. Enjoy a morning/afternoon tea while examining the samples under a microscope and listening to a presentation back at the Hill’s Coorong residence.

Land Based Tour only is available – for all options ring 0427604047.

Adult $150

Concession/Senior $135

Child with paying adult $50

Meningie Cruise Tour

Lakeshore Cruise and Coffee

Explore the sights of the beautiful shoreline

Friday fortnightly 10.30am (starting 1st March) and every Sunday mornings 10.30am

Experience Meningie as only the lucky few ever do.  Glen and Tracy welcome you on their boat, the Wildside, and share the history and sights of Meningie while you meander along the picturesque shoreline.  Observe the majestic pelicans relaxing on their roosts.

Travel from the town jetty next to Meningie’s Jubilee Park to Meningie Cheese Factory Museum. Enjoy a relaxing barista coffee and cake at Freshies Bistro in the delightful garden overlooking the southern shores of Lake Albert.

Meningie is a charming holiday destination at the northern end of The Coorong which was created as a staging post for local travellers and graziers. The large number of parks beside the lake, the reeds and the large numbers of birds, all combine to make it a town of particular beauty. 

The design of the boat enables you to walk on at the boat ramp and walk off making it accessible for people with mobility difficulties. It is also a dog friendly activity as Freshies allows dogs on a leash.

Lunch special offer – Coorong Mullet and Chips from Breeze Café. 
Sunset Tours available weather dependent

Inquire upon booking

Coorong Tea Experience

High Tea by the Coorong

For families and aspiring ecologists

Every Saturday Afternoon 2pm

Indulge yourself with our High Tea which features local seafood, regional produce and indigenous ingredients. You will be captivated by the full vista of the sandhills and stunning Coorong view from the deck of the Hill’s residence, overlooking Gibby’s Bay.   

Be welcomed with a glass of bubbles. Relax with good company, while watching the pelican’s, ducks and other birds take off and land on the shoreline and afterwards, take a stroll down to the beach only a stone’s throw (or two) from the shores of the Coorong.

Glen will share his passionate knowledge of this unique waterway while Tracy delights you with her tasty savory and sweet treats served with cups of coffee or tea.  You will also be sampling their award-winning seafood which is caught, processed and prepared by the expert pair.

Bookings are essential. Minimum of 2 people per tour
Dietary requirements catered for

Sorry this is a child free activity
Dog friendly – inquire upon booking

Coorong Seafood Tours

Seafood by the Coorong

Gourmet food with a view

This new seafood experience can be enjoyed at our new home which has been built on the Seven-mile road, a stone’s throw from the Coorong.

It has long been a trend overseas of eating with the locals. Now you can enjoy a meal on the edge of the Coorong with seafood caught by Glen and prepared by Tracy.

Our menu designed by local chef Scott Allen which features regional produce and indigenous ingredients. We will offer a casual outdoor lunch on the shore of the Coorong or gourmet dinner of 4 to 10 courses in home.

When the weather conditions are suitable, we offer the option of “Coorong under the Stars” where we share stories around a firepit accompanied by local delicacies and marvel at the ever-changing Coorong skies including a description of the constellations from an indigenous perspective.

Tour Bookings are essential for a minimum of 4 people.

Behind the Scenes Factory Tour & Tastings

A family friendly experience for all ages

Award winning Coorong Wild Seafood hosts Glen and Tracy Hill give you a behind the scenes insight into how our regional delicacy is caught and processed.  Includes a tour of the processing factory, a filleting demonstration as well as tempting you with tastings of their products.  Learn about the history of their business, the local fishing industry and learn some cooking tips.

Coorong Wild Seafood have been featured on many television food and travel shows. Tours available any day except Tuesday and Thursday. 24 hours notice required.

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5 Star South Australian Tour

"Glen is friendly, deeply knowledgeable and a wonderful guide. He sees things in the landscape I wouldn't have picked up on myself (from the smallest of migratory birds to the emus making their way up the sandhill). Glen also provided an understanding of the everchanging nature of the Coorong as part of a larger ecosystem."

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Coorong Wildside Tours other Tour Options

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment

We have many other experiences please ring so that we can personalise your visit.

Add any of these to our signature tours and get the full Coorong Wildside experience or These can be stand-alone tours.

Prices are available upon inquiry and dependent on size of group and options chosen.

GROUP LUNCH minimum of 4

A personalised menu is curated for you.

Seafood items choose from:

  • Our signature Panko and Parmesan crumbed Coorong mullet
  • Smoked mullet on water crackers with lemony cream cheese
  • Thai fish cakes made with our Delicious award-winning Carp
  • Crispy Salt and pepper carp strips – as featured on South Aussie with Cosi
  • Smoked mullet dip with crackers and crudités
  • Ceviche – fresh fish of the day marinated in olive oil and lemon juice with cucumber, capsicum and red onion garnished with coriander, pepper and salt
  • Fish sliders – grilled fresh fish of the day in a warm mini brioche roll with Beerenberg tartare and fresh lettuce
  • Fish tacos – grilled fresh fish of the day with citrus coleslaw and avocado crema in a soft taco


Any of these dishes and more can be included in a cooking class. Get the tips and tricks from the people who catch the fish.  We also have chefs who are designing dishes for us, recipes coming soon.


Glen will give you an overview of the sprinkle method of smoking Coorong Mullet.   Your fish will cook while you are having lunch and then see if you can get them home without scoffing the lot


Try fishing with Glen and experience being a commercial fisherman. Give us a ring to discuss this experience of a lifetime. Maximum of 2


Charter us for a tour tailored to your interests

  • Photography
  • Bird Watching
  • Kayaking – drop off or pick up
  • Crossing the Coorong at Parnka to the ocean Beach
  • Narrung Narrows
  • Murray Mouth/Goolwa

A full day $1500 (Min 6 hours/max 7 people)

(includes morning tea and bottled water & lunch)

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+61 427 604 047


476A Seven Mile Road
Meningie, SA 5264

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Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours prior to departure. 

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